CHOCOLATE
REMIX

The ‘Grande Dame’ of lesbian reggaeton spices the signature thumping rhythms and catchy melodies of reggaeton with cumbia, electro and clubby beats. She plays around with sexual stereotypes and the sexual content that defines this genre. Sexy, but never sexist, she makes a musical statement for sexual diversity and will turn your house into a big dance party.
In 2017 the BBC named Chocolate Remix one of the most 100 inspiring and innovative women in the world and her song ‘ni una menos’ has become one of the hymns of the women’s movement in Argentina and beyond.

Chocolate Remix is the reggaeton and urban music solo project of producer, rapper, singer and DJ Romina Bernardo. It was founded in 2013 with the purpose of claiming a right to a historically sexist music genre from a queer and feminist perspective. The project takes advantage of the strong sexual content of this style and recreates it by addressing taboo subjects such as female pleasure and sexuality. It also denounces the problems the LGBTTIQ community frequently faces, such as discrimination, censorship and violence. With eloquent and sharp lyrics full of of satire and humor, the rapper dives into different styles of reggaeton and mixes it with cumbia, funk carioca, dembow, reggae, electronic music and other genres to convey a message of strong political and social content – music that invites us to dance and think.

on stage: Chocolate Remix + DJ/Backing Vocal + 2 Dancers

In France and Italy we work in cooperation with Sonica Vibes.

Shows 2018, 2019 – a small selection: Fusion Festival (GER-Lärz), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (GER-Berlin), Off The Radar Festival (GER-Negenharrie), Wutzrock Festival (GER-Hamburg), Rote Fabrik (CH-Zürich), Rössli (CH-Bern), Humbug (CH-Basel) …

www.montecruzfoto.org

Sara
Hebe

Rap is Sara’s “way to dance with words”, her strong voice and her powerful stage performance” made her to one of the most remarkable female artists in South America. Her songs are a perfect reflection of her incredible skills and a lyrical shamelessly approach with a strong social critique. She is telling urban inspired poems in a raw, energetic and beautiful way at the same time. Beatmaker and multi-instrumentalist Ramiro Jota and drummer Edu Moroto perfectly complement her on stage. After having released three albums in the last couple of years, Sara Hebe is working on a new album. The powerful trio from Buenos Aires will return to Europe as soon as possible!

“Sara Hebe is an invitation to bounce, to jump, to raise the fists, to cumbia-shake hips and butts, to rock and to groove. You hear a lambada sample, you hear that catchy reggae tune, some melodic songs, many bouncing rap rhythms and last but not least you hear furious rhymes tearing along drum beats, keyboard and bass guitars.”  

(www.noboysbutrap.org)

Booking in cooperation with Propaganda pel Fet! for Spain and Sonica Vibes for France and Italy.

AWA
Khiwe

AWA Khiwe, the Rap Queen of Zimbabwe impresses with a very assertive style, rapping incredibly quickly in the Zimbabwean language Ndebele and partly in Englisch. She is strongly connected to her Ndebele roots and keeps it kasi, South African slang for township. A-W-A are the first three letters of her prename Awakhiwe. But they also stand for „African Women Arise“. Dressed in her superwomen outfit she enters the stages and empowers people to take a stand against discrimination and sexual violence.

She grew up in Makokoba, one of the oldest renowned township in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe known for prevalence of crime among many vices. Her Ndebele costumes are a reference to other strong women of the Ndebele culture she admires, there is no space for american wannabes. AWA Khiwe’s songs tell her own story of growing up in the poor neighborhood of Makokoba: “I talk about social issues that mostly affect women in ghettos: domestic violence, teenage pregnancy, prostitution and rape. I feel that, as one of the few women in hiphop I should speak out for women. I could be the voice of many women.”
 
In Summer of 2020 she torched a social media storm and left many begging for more after she shared a masterpiece of her lyrical abilities in a short video clip.
AWA is working on her debut album together with Ghanaian Stallion who made himself a name for state of the art hiphop jams incorporating african sounds with Highlife musicians from Ghana, producing two albums for german rapper Megaloh and many songs for artists including Chefket, Samy Deluxe, Joy Denalane, Chima Ede and many more. Watch this space …

AWA Khiwe will release her first album on Outhere Records.